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Mgr Quality Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10053668

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Apopka, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a talented Quality Engineer Manager to join our team in Apopka, FL.

As a leader, partner and essential member of the Apopka Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) leadership team, the Quality Manager will lead a high performing Quality team and will be responsible for executing, monitoring and reporting on the health of programs and quality of products and services.

The Quality Manager reports to the Apopka Organizational Unit QME Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance. Maintains the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.
  • Sets and monitors inspection priorities in order to meet program milestones.
  • Collaborates with Engineering, Manufacturing, GSC, Program Management teams to support internal need times and increase operational efficiency.
  • Defines and monitors program specifications, quality metrics, internal audit metrics and other processes to ensure product quality.
  • Provides quality reporting to support Organizational Unit, Business Unit, and Division reporting requirements.
  • Assumes responsibility for timely and effective corrective actions.
  • Participates in internal and external audits.
  • Sets the strategy to meet customer’s expectations, regularly communicates and briefs leadership on quality status.
  • Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, configuration and data management in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Develops and administers budgets, schedules and resource planning.
  • Responsible for department yields, expenses, and non-applied time, performance evaluation and merit planning.
  • Promotes the professional development of the inspector workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
  • Leverages employees’ strengths, identify and address skills gaps
  • Promotes employee retention by mentoring the team members and provides growth opportunities
  • Frequent collaborate with executives and customer representatives, including on-site DCMA representatives, concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years minimum (or Master’s degree and 7+ years, PhD degree and 4+ years) of Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Manufacturing, and/or Program Management experience.
  • Five (5) years of leadership experience in a quality, engineering or manufacturing team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance. (US Citizenship required)
  • Experience performing/leading RCCA investigations
  • Experience with customers, such as DCMA, especially during product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 systems including certification process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience managing/leading employees in a direct reporting and matrixed environment in dispersed locations
  • Ability to perform quality related data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated discernment. Clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to further continuous yet controlled improvements in organizations and processes and strengthening of workforce skills through application of Lean / Six Sigma principles and tools
  • Work experience assisting with the DoD proposal process.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the program/product lifecycle in the areas of new business pursuit, design, supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tool suite (i.e.: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • ASQ / CQE Certification
  • SAP experience


Salary Range: $102,500 USD - $153,700 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.